‘Everest’ Official Movie Trailer Gets 367,000 YouTube Views [Video]

The official movie trailer for Everest is growing in leaps and bounds and quite a few views on YouTube since it was uploaded on June 4.

Fans must wait to see the Everest movie later this year when it hits theaters on September 18. The movie chronicles the journey of a climbing group in 1996 wherein eight climbers lost their lives on Mount Everest, reports Outside Magazine. Famed writer Jon Krakauer covered the events and turned it into a bestselling book, Into Thin Air.

Universal’s trailer for Everest is being called intense — and indeed the fare from director Baltasar Kormákur is made all the more compelling upon knowing that the events are true.

Stars like Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, and Josh Brolin recall the Mount Everest tragedy — and portray climbers from New Zealand who died — including Rob Hall and Andy Harris. Gyllenhaal takes on the specific role of Scott Fischer while Clarke stars as Rob Hall, whose wife (played by Keira Knightley) was home pregnant with his child during the tragedy.

Brolin is Beck Weathers in the film, and John Hawkes stars as Doug Hansen.

Sam Worthington joins Keira Knightley in Everest, reports the Daily Mail, as a bearded Sam speaks of the foreboding storm approaching the climbers aiming to scale to the summit of the famous mountain. The Everest movie is getting plenty of buzz for the way it blends the dramatic action with intense family connections and cinematic moments. Plus, with audiences thinking about the fact that real people lost their lives — as portrayed on screen — makes it all the more harrowing.

The film’s trailer explains why members of the group attempted to climb Mount Everest. It’s a mountain that 660 people have successfully climbedm and 142 have lost their lives trying to climb. The subjects of the film explain how they wanted their children and progeny to know they did something epic besides living bland lives — they sought out a goal and went for it.

Everest was filmed both in Nepal and in the Italian Alps. The acting was almost pure method acting due to the film crew filming Everest near the avalanche in April 2014 that claimed the lives of 13 people — although none of those souls were from the Everest movie.

Everest is already enjoying Oscar buzz.

As reported by the Inquisitr, other viral videos on YouTube recently besides the Everest movie trailer have included the Paper Towns movie trailer.

[Image via Everest / Universal Pictures]